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Title: Engineering a Full Gamut of Structural Colors in All-Dielectric Mesoporous Network Metamaterials

Abstract

Structural colors are a result of the scattering of certain frequencies of the incident light on micro- or nanoscale features in a material. This is a quite different phenomenon from that of colors produced by absorption of different frequencies of the visible spectrum by pigments or dyes, which is the most common way of coloring used in our daily life. However, structural colors are more robust and can be engineered to span most of the visible spectrum without changing the base material, only its internal structure. They are abundant in nature, with examples as colorful as beetle shells and butterfly wings, but there are few ways of preparing them for large-scale commercial applications for real-world uses. In this work, we present a technique to create a full gamut of structural colors based on a low-cost, robust, and scalable fabrication of periodic network structures in porous alumina as well as the strategy to theoretically predict and engineer different colors on demand. We experimentally demonstrate mesoporous network metamaterial structures with engineered colors spanning the whole optical spectrum and discuss their applications in sensing, environmental monitoring, biomimetic tissues engineering, etc.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [2]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [3]
  1. Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Madrid (Spain). Inst. de Micro y Nanotecnología
  2. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
  3. Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Madrid (Spain). Inst. de Micro y Nanotecnología; Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Solid-State Solar-Thermal Energy Conversion Center (S3TEC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
OSTI Identifier:
1470618
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0001299; FG02-09ER46577
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
ACS Photonics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 5; Journal Issue: 6; Related Information: S3TEC partners with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (lead); Boston College; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Journal ID: ISSN 2330-4022
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; solar (photovoltaic); solar (thermal); solid state lighting; phonons; thermal conductivity; thermoelectric; defects; mechanical behavior; charge transport; spin dynamics; materials and chemistry by design; optics; synthesis (novel materials); synthesis (self-assembly); synthesis (scalable processing)

Citation Formats

Ruiz-Clavijo, Alejandra, Tsurimaki, Yoichiro, Caballero-Calero, Olga, Ni, George, Chen, Gang, Boriskina, Svetlana V., and Martín-González, Marisol. Engineering a Full Gamut of Structural Colors in All-Dielectric Mesoporous Network Metamaterials. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsphotonics.7b01569.
Ruiz-Clavijo, Alejandra, Tsurimaki, Yoichiro, Caballero-Calero, Olga, Ni, George, Chen, Gang, Boriskina, Svetlana V., & Martín-González, Marisol. Engineering a Full Gamut of Structural Colors in All-Dielectric Mesoporous Network Metamaterials. United States. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsphotonics.7b01569
Ruiz-Clavijo, Alejandra, Tsurimaki, Yoichiro, Caballero-Calero, Olga, Ni, George, Chen, Gang, Boriskina, Svetlana V., and Martín-González, Marisol. Thu . "Engineering a Full Gamut of Structural Colors in All-Dielectric Mesoporous Network Metamaterials". United States. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsphotonics.7b01569. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1470618.
@article{osti_1470618,
title = {Engineering a Full Gamut of Structural Colors in All-Dielectric Mesoporous Network Metamaterials},
author = {Ruiz-Clavijo, Alejandra and Tsurimaki, Yoichiro and Caballero-Calero, Olga and Ni, George and Chen, Gang and Boriskina, Svetlana V. and Martín-González, Marisol},
abstractNote = {Structural colors are a result of the scattering of certain frequencies of the incident light on micro- or nanoscale features in a material. This is a quite different phenomenon from that of colors produced by absorption of different frequencies of the visible spectrum by pigments or dyes, which is the most common way of coloring used in our daily life. However, structural colors are more robust and can be engineered to span most of the visible spectrum without changing the base material, only its internal structure. They are abundant in nature, with examples as colorful as beetle shells and butterfly wings, but there are few ways of preparing them for large-scale commercial applications for real-world uses. In this work, we present a technique to create a full gamut of structural colors based on a low-cost, robust, and scalable fabrication of periodic network structures in porous alumina as well as the strategy to theoretically predict and engineer different colors on demand. We experimentally demonstrate mesoporous network metamaterial structures with engineered colors spanning the whole optical spectrum and discuss their applications in sensing, environmental monitoring, biomimetic tissues engineering, etc.},
doi = {10.1021/acsphotonics.7b01569},
journal = {ACS Photonics},
number = 6,
volume = 5,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {5}
}

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